Matcha is the perfect proof that opposites attract. Its combination of caffeine and L-Theanine (one gives you energy and the other releases it progressively) makes that, when you drink matcha, you get energy for longer than with coffee, for a few 4 – 6 hours, but at the same time avoid the nervousness, crash and subsequent fatigue caused by other energy drinks. We call it calm-alertness state.
L-Theanine is an amino acid present in large quantities in matcha, and one of its favorite hobbies is to increase the activity in the alpha frequency of the brain, which means that it relaxes the mind, without causing drowsiness. It reduces stress and, therefore, the feeling of anxiety.
Catechins help to visibly improve the skin in many ways.
You will instantly feel an state of calm-alertness caused by the combination of caffeine and L-Theanine. It is a mental state similar to the one you achieve with meditation or yoga.
Matcha tea’s components increase memory and effective brain connectivity. When performing experiments, those who took matcha obtained better results in the short-term memory tests and showed higher brain functions in the frontal and parietal regions of the brain. That is why it is being used for studies that can curb diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Matcha tea can protect you against a heart attack thanks to catechins, which produce an anti-inflammatory effect also in your vascular system. Even so, just taking matcha will not prevent a heart attack, but should be complemented with an active lifestyle and healthy diet.
Caffeine has a diuretic effect, which also creates a draining effect. Or what is the same: matcha can help you avoid liquid retention.
90% of bad breath comes from bacteria that live in your mouth. It has been proven that matcha tea and its antibacterial properties keep these bacteria at bay. The opposite happens with coffee that, being acidic, produces more bacteria and, consequently, worse breath. In addition, matcha, thanks to the fluoride it contains, ensures that your teeth are strong and healthy, helping to prevent tooth decay.
The components of matcha help your metabolism to accelerate and increase the number of calories you burn, since this Japanese powder uses your own fat to generate energy. However, the acceleration of fat burning can only occur under conditions of an active and healthy lifestyle.